We've all heard that one. It's not original, it's not funny. Would you like me to act shocked when you eventually shut up?
Other equally annoying things often said to introverts:
There's no need to be shy.
I'm not shy because I *need* to be. I'd like to get rid of my social anxiety but it's not that simple. Just because a situation has no *need* for shyness doesn't mean I'm going to stop being shy, just like that.
What are you doing over here all by yourself?
I can't force people to sit next to me even if I want them to. But right now I'm quite happy by myself, thank you, avoiding people.
Leaving so soon?
Yes, I can't wait to leave, I wish I'd left sooner.
Cat got your tongue?
No, I don't feed my tongue to cats, that's stupid. I don't even know any cats. If I did, I wouldn't give them my tongue.
Don't be a party pooper.
My Introversion is hardly spoiling the party. You could just ignore me. I'm not stopping other people having a good time. And I'm not pooping.
C'mon, it'll be fun.
Famous last words.
You'll enjoy it.
I clearly do not know myself well enough to be aware of what I will enjoy, and need you to inform me.
She's/He's always got his nose in a book.
That would hurt, who'd want to put their nose in a book? Besides, I don't read at the dinner table, while driving, in the shower, on the toilet, or while I'm sleeping. So my nose is not always in a book.
Don't you get bored?
Yes, sometimes, when I'm around you.
Aren't you lonely?
Not unless I'm with other people.
Don't you have a sense of humour?
Yes, I do, you're just not funny.
What stupid comments are you tired of hearing? How do you respond?
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